Aliases for BMP8B Gene
External Ids for BMP8B Gene
Previous Symbols for BMP8B Gene
The bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are a family of secreted signaling molecules that can induce ectopic bone growth. Many BMPs are part of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGFB) superfamily. BMPs were originally identified by an ability of demineralized bone extract to induce endochondral osteogenesis in vivo in an extraskeletal site. Based on its expression early in embryogenesis, the BMP encoded by this gene has a proposed role in early development. In addition, the fact that this BMP is closely related to BMP5 and BMP7 has led to speculation of possible bone inductive activity. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for BMP8B Gene
BMP8B (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 8b) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BMP8B include blue color blindness and color blindness. Among its related pathways are TGF-Beta Pathway and TGF-Beta Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and growth factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is BMP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP8B Gene
Induces cartilage and bone formation. May be the osteoinductive factor responsible for the phenomenon of epithelial osteogenesis. Plays a role in calcium regulation and bone homeostasis (By similarity).